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In about 1995 there was a project that aimed to do a census of the entire Pagan population. It was pretty comprehensive (and resulted in the 2003 book Voices from the Pagan Census), but after 20 years, looks like it's about time for another go.

The new Pagan Census is here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=WYCq4kaxG_2bYrJ8xnemeR3A_3d_3d

Some of the questions are the same as the earlier version, to see how answers change. Others, mostly questions about the Internet, are new. It can take as little time as 20 minutes, depending on the depth of your answers to questions ranging from multiple choice/tickybox questions to open-ended questions that ask you to describe your views on a topic. [ETA: It took me more than an hour, and the open-ended questions ask how you got involved in Paganism. You may want to read the questions through, decide how you want to answer them, maybe even draft some short answers, then come back to the survey.]

There were more than 2,000 respondents to the original survey, and there may now be as many as 1.5 million Pagans in the United States now (extrapolated from results of last year's American Religious Identification Survey -- read more at The Wild Hunt). I'm curious to hear how many respondents there are this time!

[x-posted to my journal]

Date: 2009-09-06 03:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] white_aster
Neato! It was interesting writing about some of the experiences I've had, which I've never tried to put into words before. Thanks for linking to this. :D

Date: 2009-09-07 01:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elf
I'm debating between "throw some quick answers at it" and "ignore it until I have time to write out something long."

"Please describe how and why you became involved in Paganism" is not a simple question. Neither is "Can you describe a particularly effective or meaningful magical working that you have done?"

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